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The National Congenital Anomalies Register in the United Arab Emirates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16700385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The National Congenital Anomalies Register is a population-based register covering all births in the United Arab Emirates. We evaluated the progress of the register and determined the prevalence of congenital anomalies (CAs) and associated maternal and neonatal risk factors. Total prevalence of CAs for 1999-2001 was 7.89/1000, 10.95/1000 and 7.92/1000 for live births, stillbirths and total births respectively. Rates were comparable to international rates for all districts except Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. According to the International classification of diseases, the cardiovascular system was the most affected followed by CAs of chromosomal origin and the musculo-skeletal system. Birth defects were more common with older maternal age, grand multiparity, male babies, low-birth-weight babies and premature babies.
H Al Hosani; M Salah; H Abu-Zeid; H M Farag; D Saade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-06-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  690-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Department of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Birth Rate
Birth Weight
Chromosome Aberrations / statistics & numerical data
Congenital Abnormalities / classification,  epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
International Classification of Diseases
Maternal Age
Population Surveillance* / methods
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology
Primary Prevention
Residence Characteristics
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Stillbirth / epidemiology
United Arab Emirates / epidemiology

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